Today, Mel takes us on a photo journey through the house build that she and her family have undertaken in the woods…
We moved to Steward Community Woodland 10 years ago with our young son, and built a low impact structure intended to last 5 years or so. Nine years and two more children later, the time came to rebuild. As we were applying for planning permission that year, we decided to move location a little further down the hill (below the water line!) and rebuild a home from the timber around us. Using a mobile saw mill to plank up some of our Douglas Fir and Larch trees, we were able to make a start.
This was a huge undertaking and a true labour of love, and is now our beautiful home!
Remember, you can watch our film and read all about our project and the current situation over here at the crowdfunder page. For more about this part of the campaign to save our community and homes, read this blog post.
Thank you for your continuing interest and support – together, we can make an amazing breakthrough for low-impact living in the UK!